Star of Life Award 2013


Four West Shore EMS providers received the Star of Life Award during EMS week in May. This award recognizes individuals who have had 25 years in the  emergency medical services field. The ceremony was held at the Capitol Rotunda and attended by PA Department of Health State EMS Director Joe Schmeider and members of the Legislature.


The 2013 recipients, front row, left to right:

Kevin Swade, per diem Paramedic, North Division

Roger Amsbaugh, full time Paramedic, North Division

Tod Gulden, per diem Pre-hospital RN, South Division

Mike Houser, full time Paramedic , North Division


Attending in support of the honorees, back row, left to right:

Duane Nieves, Chief/Director of Field Operations

Steve Poffenberger, Director of Quality

Devin Flickinger, Assistant Chief/ Manager of Field Ops North

Colin Stoner, Assistant Chief/ Manager of Communications